ELC Board member and donor Clare Frater, who is Director of Trust Area Services for Islands Trust, has been on the ELC Board since 2014.
Featuring articles written by ELC staff and professionals from across Canada, the ELC Spotlight is a place to learn about emerging and ongoing public interest environmental law issues.
This story is the second in a series we’re sharing in 2021 to mark the ELC’s 25th anniversary [ICYMI, our first flashback is here]. We’ll take this time to reflect on milestones and appreciate work done in the past that >
This is the first in a series of stories we’ll share over the coming year in honour of the ELC’s approaching 25th anniversary. We’ll take this time to reflect on milestones and appreciate work done in the past that is >
Gord Warrenchuk has a life-long love of solving puzzles and creating things. As a kid, he even built forts out of dead Christmas trees. Today he builds database management systems for non-profits – and he does it for free. At >
Thanks to funding from the Law Foundation of British Columbia, we were able to hire coop student Alexa Powell this past spring. Despite the challenges of suddenly shifting to online work partway into her term, Alexa adjusted quickly and was >
Earlier this year, we were thrilled when we ran into former articled student Carmen Gustafson to see that she was still working on environmental law issues, and we asked her for an update on her work and some thoughts on >
Before the global pandemic shifted focus, what are viewed as “protests” under Canadian law but are the exercise of Indigenous jurisdiction and responsibilities were gaining momentum with multiple blockades and other acts of protest across the country in support of >
Friday, February 28 marks the third annual ELC Research-a-thon at UVic Law. The event, which gathers students together for a day of focused research on one topic, was modelled after the 2017 Research-a-thon organized by McGill law students to assist >
Over the past year, ELC staff and students have continued to work extensively to develop strategies to deal with plastics pollution. Our contributions have started to generate action at the political level, including a commitment this summer from the federal >
In the last year, our work in documenting the lack of enforcement of drinking water contamination led to province-wide improvements to control agricultural waste. This result means better drinking water protections for the entire province. It started in 2016 when >